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Very nice work--thanks for sharing!

Man--nothing beats cubic inches!!!

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I am really enjoying your build. Lots of good ideas, and the skills to implement them. Nice work!
 

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I believe the engines were from two different generations / engine families. One was an earlier FE engine, like the 390, and the other was based on the later 365 series like the very common 460 big block Ford. I could be wrong. Ford also made 427鈥檚.
Actually the FE series began its life in 1958 when the Y-Block was phased out. The then new 332 evolved into the 352 and then 390, 410,427, and 428. We can also throw in the commercial engine like the 361 and the truck 360 along with the Mercury 410 and lets not forget Fords famous 406's available in a 385 HP 4 barrel version and a tri-power 405 HP version. The wedge 427 was still a FE series engine.

Actually it was the 385 series engine that included the 429 which was available I believe in three different options and the 460.

The FE series is probably one of Fords better big block engines (my opinion here) because of the extensive racing program that delivered a number of dealer and over the counter options. There is probably more high performance parts produced for this engine during this time period than any other engine family in the Ford line up. If you investigate you will find that there were performance options for the 352, 390, 406 and 427 which included dual 4 barrel setups as well as tri power. Any FE series manifold could be bolted to any FE engine in this line up. The famous Cobra Jet heads and cast iron manifold would bolt up nicely on a 390 engine.

The 406 are particularly fragile when you exceeded 5800 RPM as it simply started throwing rods like a popcorn popper popping popcorn. Thank God it was replaced by the stouter built 427.
 

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I'm setting up to spray epoxy primer on the Cyclone, I also just brought home my next project last Monday night. 1967 Fairlane GTA.

Thank you for the trip down memory lane. I bought my first muscle car a two year old 1967 Ford Fairlane 500 390 4 speed red in color with a matching red interior and bench seat. I loved the car back then and I would love to get my hands on another one today to re-live my youth. A buddy that I went to high school with got to borrow his Dad's 67 Fairlane 427 4 speed and it was just a little faster than mine and extremely rare because they didn't produce very many of them.
 

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Just wanted to say you do very good quality work--and have a heck of a nice garage. Skills and the space to do it!!

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Thanks for the comments, the car is getting pretty close to being done. I built the exhaust system out of a 2.5" stainless steel kit, I'm new to TIG welding so I tacked all the joints and my SIL welded them up for me. I cut holes in the rear valance for the exhaust tips. Also installed the grille and the cap I fabbed up. The carpet is in and I made some door sill covers out of some stainless steel.

Still waiting for some weatherstripping and need to get the bumpers chromed.
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I stumbled across this on Google searching for pro touring Cyclones.. any updates on this car? Looks amazing! You never see a Pro Touring Mercury Cyclone. More pictures would be great. Do you have an Instagram of something? Would really love to see more of this car. I've had a 71 Montego for 27 years and this is the direction I've always wanted to go.
 

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I stumbled across this on Google searching for pro touring Cyclones.. any updates on this car? Looks amazing! You never see a Pro Touring Mercury Cyclone. More pictures would be great. Do you have an Instagram of something? Would really love to see more of this car. I've had a 71 Montego for 27 years and this is the direction I've always wanted to go.
Yes, my password to this forum wouldn't work so I quit posting.

Here's some photos, I still have to get the bumpers chromed, headers ceramic coated and am waiting for the upholstery for the front seats.
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slednut,

Looking good.

You don't see Mercury's hot rodded up everyday.

I'm on my second rolling couch work car, Mercury Grand Marquis.

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The Cyclone looks great, very nice car! Great job bringing it back and getting it on the road again. 馃憤
 

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Yes, my password to this forum wouldn't work so I quit posting.

Here's some photos, I still have to get the bumpers chromed, headers ceramic coated and am waiting for the upholstery for the front seats.
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That is so cool! I really like what you did with the radiator/grille cover it cleans that area up really nice and probably helps direct airflow. Love the Clevelands.
 

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Yes, my password to this forum wouldn't work so I quit posting.

Here's some photos, I still have to get the bumpers chromed, headers ceramic coated and am waiting for the upholstery for the front seats.
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Yes, my password to this forum wouldn't work so I quit posting.

Here's some photos, I still have to get the bumpers chromed, headers ceramic coated and am waiting for the upholstery for the front seats.
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What part of Washington are you from? Would love to see the car at a car show or something..
 
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